so much as even pop. Not even on ether. Even local chainsaw shop is stumped. Any suggestions? Im stumped.
Thanx
Poulan

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In my experiance with two-cycles that have spark and fuel usually the missing ingredient is not enough compression. Try taking the piston out of the cylinder and check the condition of the piston ring and cylinder wall. The piston ring cannot be broken, collapsed or ‘welded’ to the piston which can happen if the saw is run on straight gas. The cylinder wall cannot be scored at all to get the compression levels required for gas with oil mixed in it to burn. One other possibility is that your spark isn’t hot enough. Possibly caused by a small piece of carbon stuck in the spark plug or a bad ignition module.

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The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall.
How long the chainsaw runs before dying depends on how badly clogged the air filter is. In the case that your chainsaw runs for a while, then dies, it may be possible to simply clean the air filter to correct this symptom. However, a damaged air filter should be replaced.
If your chainsaw still starts and then stops working, check the air filter. Clean or replace the air filter if it is dirty or damaged. Another reason that your chainsaw starts and then stops working could be that the spark arrestor is dirty or clogged. If this is the case, clean it with a wire brush.
If the chainsaw won`t start, or starts and then stops and you find the spark plug wet with fuel mixture, it means that the engine is flooded (you will probably smell petrol). It happens when too much fuel enters the combustion chamber, possibly because you have pressed the primer many times.
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall.
Information we found online suggests that Stihl Pro Chainsaws have a run time of about 2,000 hours. That means the saw would last you for a minimum of 5.5 years before dying. Keep in mind this time is rated for professional chainsaws and not for regular homeowner saws.
Why does my Poulan chainsaw die when I give it gas? A Poulan chainsaw dies after you give it gas because of the clogged fuel filter caused by the old fuel. Over time, the sticky substance in the fuel will evaporate, leaving behind a thick, stickier substance. This will block the fuel filter, causing the engine to die.
The reason for that may be you`re using the saw at altitude or the carburetor adjustment has simply slipped. The saw also won`t operate well at speed if the air filter or spark arrestor or carburetor are dirty.

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I have a Poulan wild thing 4018. Just replaced the main frame. Had to take apart the whole saw almost. Now the saw will crank but runs at very high speed for a few seconds and then quits. I can goose the throttle a little to keep it running longer but dies eventually. What could be the problem? I have had the cylinder and piston out but didn’t touch the carb. Thanks
ANSWER : Make sure youmhave connected the primer hoses correctly, the shorter of the two connections on the back of the primer ( suction ) goes to the carb, this pulls fuel from the carb, the longer connection dumps fuel back to the tank, if you removed the cylinder end cap, you need to re seal this to the cylinder with instant gasket, also make sure the air tube between the cylinder and carb is correctly seated.

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ANSWER : It takes bar oil and can not be exchanged with other oil

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ANSWER : Gas tank is cracked.

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What is the gas oil ratio – Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin
ANSWER : Half and half

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Will not start. changed to a new plug. Plug does have a spark. Seems to be getting gas as the more I pull the rope the more gas collects in the cylindar. Last spring I loaned it to a friend. Last summer I ran it briefly & it was idling extremely fast. I changed the gas before I tried to start it. Could the idle be messed up ? Idle Screw What is the approximate counter clockwise turns to get the idle in the “ballpark” to run ?
ANSWER : Better check friend might not have added oil to gas and it scored the cylinder wall

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Whats the best ratio of gas and oil should i use on my poulan wild thing 18″ 2375 chainsaw
ANSWER : 50:1 = 2.6 oz oil to 1 US gallon of mid grade gasoline.

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I HAVE A POULAN CHAIN SAW MODEL P4018 WILD THING. THE CARB HAS 2 BRASS PLATES. THE ONE FOR THE CHOKE IS IN BUT THERE IS NONE IN THE TOP . iT HAS THE ROD BUT NO PLATE OR SCREW TO ATTACH IT. WOULD THIS KEEP IT FROM STARTING?
ANSWER : That should be the throttle plate. If it came loose, it may/should be laying in the intake manifold or it may be on top of the piston. You need to find the parts before trying to start. A small screw that fastens the plate, when it becomes lougged in the top of the piston can destroy the cylinder.

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Need to have a manual on this wild thing so that i know the right ratios for the gas.
ANSWER : This Chain Saw requires a 40:1 gasoline to oil mixture. This is typical for all 2-cycle motors. More information can be found here:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4464807_fuel-poulan-wild-thing-chain.html

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